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Fake News: Student trying to crowdfund textbooks — seriously?

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A local student is attempting to get out of paying for her textbooks like the rest of us by setting up a Go Fund Me page to raise donations. Understandably, she has earned scorn from classmates and greater society.

“I don’t see what the big deal is,” third-year marketing student Alyssa Saunders told the Sheaf. “I got the idea from a class I took last semester and I really thought this would be a really fantastic opportunity. This is the way of the future and I’m just trying to be ahead of the curve.”

However, others remain skeptical.

“What, she thinks that she’s better than the rest of us? I’ve got books to buy too — you don’t see me begging like a bum on the Internet,” said classmate Kendall LeFlore.

Even Saunders’ former professor is unsure of the logic.

“I mean, you kickstart a business with crowdsourcing. You don’t use it to cheat your classmates and exploit well-meaning fools with disposable income and a guilty conscience,” Ronald Berk said.

At the time of print, Saunders has reached 0 per cent of her $476 goal with six days remaining in her campaign.

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